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Murder in the Private Car (1934)

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63 min | Mystery, Romance

Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, she was kidnaped by her uncle and is the daughter ...See moreRuth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, she was kidnaped by her uncle and is the daughter of a wealthy railroad tycoon. Under the watchful eye of Godfrey D. Scott, an attempt on her life is foiled. But a fake telegram put her on a private railroad car heading east. It is in this car that her life is again in danger and people are murdered. Written by Tony Fontana See less
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Writers
Ralph Spence (screen play) | Edgar Allan Woolf (screen play) | Al Boasberg (screen play) | Edward E. Rose (from the play: "The Rear Car" by) | Harvey F. Thew (adaptation) (as Harvey Thew)
Cinematographers
Leonard Smith (photographed by) | James Van Trees (photographed by)
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Edit Released
Updated Jun 29, 1934

Release date
Jun 29, 1934 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Charles Ruggles
Godfrey D. Scott (as Charlie Ruggles) Godfrey D. Scott (as Charlie Ruggles)   See fewer
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Una Merkel
Georgia Latham Georgia Latham   See fewer
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Mary Carlisle
Ruth Raymond Ruth Raymond   See fewer
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Russell Hardie
John Blake John Blake   See fewer
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Porter Hall
Alden Murray Alden Murray   See fewer
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Willard Robertson
Elwood Carson aka Hanks Elwood Carson aka Hanks   See fewer
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Berton Churchill
Luke Carson Luke Carson   See fewer
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Clifford Thompson
Allen (as Cliff Thompson) Allen (as Cliff Thompson)   See fewer
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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Titus (as Snowflake) Titus (as Snowflake)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Evil Eye (scenes deleted) Evil Eye (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hooper Atchley
Conductor on Eastbound Train (uncredited) Conductor on Eastbound Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Augustin
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Baxley
Holton Conductor (uncredited) Holton Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Berry Sr.
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Brennan
Switchman (uncredited) Switchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Brown
Bertillion Man (uncredited) Bertillion Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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James P. Burtis
Switchman (uncredited) Switchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Cheatham
Circus Foreman (uncredited) Circus Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Kangaroo Attendant (uncredited) Kangaroo Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Corrigan
Naba the Gorilla (uncredited) Naba the Gorilla (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Dunbar
Chauffeur (uncredited) Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Ernest
Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited) Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Haines
Boy in Front of Theatre (uncredited) Boy in Front of Theatre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sterling Holloway
Office Boy (uncredited) Office Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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John David Horsley
Bodyguard (uncredited) Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Man Asking About Radio (uncredited) Man Asking About Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sydney Jarvis
Passenger on Eastbound Limited (uncredited) Passenger on Eastbound Limited (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Sidewalk Passerby (uncredited) Sidewalk Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Kelly
Man Reporting Escaped Gorilla (uncredited) Man Reporting Escaped Gorilla (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilfred Lucas
Conductor Thrown from Train (uncredited) Conductor Thrown from Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matt McHugh
Cop Stopping John (uncredited) Cop Stopping John (uncredited)   See fewer
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G. Raymond Nye
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Cop Carrying Ruth (uncredited) Cop Carrying Ruth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chief Standing Bear
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Vandergrift
Man Talking to Holton Conductor (uncredited) Man Talking to Holton Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Warwick
Brakeman (uncredited) Brakeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Wix
Passenger on Eastbound Limited (uncredited) Passenger on Eastbound Limited (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 411 votes